Daily Archives: February 13, 2018

Neo-Black art

Oh, man! The social conservatives are having a field day with the unveiling of the official Obama portraits.   [go here and click on the image for an enlargement. not sure why that feature doesn’t work here] http://themillenniumreport.com/2018/02/obamas-official-portrait-reveals-dirty-little-secret/  Here’s a good one: https://www.infowars.com/obama-portraits-destroyed-on-social-media/ It’s rather odd. It was thoughtful of Obama to use a black […]

Slavery and the American University

Alex Carp http://www.nybooks.com/daily/2018/02/07/slavery-and-the-american-university/ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library/Library of Congress “Halting at Noon,” a wood engraving showing a slave drive through Virginia in the early nineteenth century, 1864 According to the surviving records, the first enslaved African in Massachusetts was the property of the schoolmaster of Harvard. Yale […]